HOMEMADE TOPSY TURVY PLANTER

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Squirrels may ravage my garden, but I do appreciate they’re ability to store for winter. My ancestors did too–storing their harvest in self-dug root cellars. Here in Massachusetts, our winters are too chilly to keep crops in the soil, covered … Continued

5 AMAZING USES FOR EPSOM SALTS!

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While Pinterest may find itself obsessed with the benefits of baking soda, there’s another white powder available at the grocery or drug store with just as many natural uses–perhaps even more. Named after the bitter springs of Epsom in Surrey, England, Epsom … Continued

What are Xenoestrogens?

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For most of us, coffee is a staple of life. Making it at home is always cheaper (and often better), but the plastic countertop machines that we use can leach harmful toxins called xenoestrogens into our warm cup of Joe. … Continued

SLEEPING TWICE A NIGHT?

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Have you ever woken up around 3AM, completely lucid, and wondered what the heck is going on? I have, and for years I wondered if this sort of sleep disturbance was due to poor diet, lack of exercise, or too … Continued

ESSENTIAL OIL SAFETY

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I learned the hard way to respect the power of essential oils. Thankfully, I didn’t suffer any severe injury, but many people haven’t been so lucky. Essential oils are powerful tools for use in a rustic life. They can serve … Continued

SPROUTED SPELT BUTTERMILK BISCUITS

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What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with a homemade brunch! But no need to compromise health for the sake of taste. By using wholesome saturated fats and sprouted flour, these biscuits make a nutritious addition to any breakfast. Why use … Continued

REAL FOOD, REAL SIMPLE

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Has the self-righteousness of the all-too-plentiful food philosophies left a bad taste in your mouth worse than fermented cod liver oil? If so, you aren’t alone. In fact, I have a feeling that you and I are a growing breed … Continued

PLANT YOUR POISON

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Every year, pests destroy our garden. From squash bugs to groundhogs, I don’t think there’s anything that makes gardening more difficult than hungry critters. So this year, along with adding some humble fencing–more of a deterrent than an actual barrier–we’ve … Continued